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nbme20/Block 4/Question#11 (33.0 difficulty score)
A 37-year-old man who is HIV positive comes ...

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champagnesupernova3  Drugs for neuropathic pain: TCAs, gabapentin and pregabalin +1  
mangotango  SNRIs +  
mangotango  also SNRIs* +1  
zevvyt  methadone isn't a pain med(even though it's an opiate), it's used for opiate addiction. And hydrocodone is used for "moderate" pain and this person is in "severe" pain. +  
shakakaka  Drugs for neuropathic pain: TCA, SNRI, Anticonvulsant, Opioids, Lidocaine, Capsaicin +